Sunday, April 30, 2017

Alan Bray's collection to go on auction block

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Many hundreds of of people attended the free, 2-hour preview of items in the Alan Bray Collection this past Satrurday, on Bathurst Street in the south-east corner of the Holland Marsh. The auction is to take place over four days: June 7, 8, 9 & 10 in a huge tent out-of-doors.   People who had never seen the 28,000 sq. ft. collection of vintage automobile, service station pumps, old farm equipment, soda pop bottles, oil company signs, an iconic, well-preserved Conestoga Wagon, and what seemed like a million other items, wandered about amazed and speechless.   I hope these photos give an idea of the scope of this collection and the undertaking to auction it off.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. Wow I never even new about this place. Was it a private collection or was it open to the public?

  2. It has been open to the public for years. This was my first time. I could have spent days and days there.